John Green, a 33-year-old male transgender man presents at the office in order to be established as a patient. John could be subject to discrimination or stigma as a transgender person in the healthcare setting, which may impact both his mental and physically health. These challenges are important to healthcare professionals who must be aware and help John to thrive in a welcoming environment.
John is currently unemployed and relies on the internet to get testosterone. These socioeconomic factors could have an impact on John’s overall health. Inability to find employment may cause financial stress and make it difficult for you to access healthcare. A potential risk to your health is also the use of the internet for hormones, even if you are not under medical supervision.
John may have a negative lifestyle that includes smoking marijuana or using tobacco. John should assess his health, and talk about possible harm reduction strategies.